Rebecca Chamian Ribaudo
Author and freelance writer Rebecca Chamian Ribaudo is committed to protecting intellectual and artistic freedom, advocating for global women’s rights, and supporting Harvard ROTC.
Her career spans more than 20 years in marketing as a strategist and writer for financial, consumer, and health care organizations. She served as marketing director at Prospect Partners LLC and LifeStart Wellness Network, and as vice president of Donnellon Public Relations. Recently, she pivoted to freelance work while completing a novel that explores the conflict between group identity and individualism in America.
Ribaudo was part of the early-stage development of the XS Tennis and Education Foundation, an expansive tennis and academic center for underserved youth on Chicago’s South Side.
An active Harvard volunteer, she has served as director, vice president, and marketing chair for both the Harvard Club of Chicago (HCC) and Harvard Alumni for Global Women’s Empowerment (Harvard GlobalWE), earning the HCC Distinguished Service Award and helping to earn the HAA Clubs and SIGs Outstanding Alumni Community Award as part of Harvard GlobalWE. She is also a high school liaison and interviewer for HCC.
During her studies at Harvard College, Ribaudo received a Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Fellowship and was nominated for the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize.
“My work for alumni through HCC and Harvard GlobalWE has provided me with firsthand experience as well as insights into local and global alumni interests. Harvard will benefit from alumni representatives with diverse perspectives who have the courage to embrace tolerant, open exchange with opposing viewpoints.”